Golden Temple remains open from 3 AM to 10 PM everyday.
At around 2:30 AM there is kirtan recited in the early dawn followed by Asa di War at 3:30 AM which is the sikh prayer.
At 6:45 AM there is reading of hukumnama from the holy Guru Granth Sahibji.
At Sri Akal Takhat, after the Rehras (Evening Scripture) the weapons belonging to Guru Sahib (Sikh Masters) and Martyr Sikhs are displayed at about 8.00 p.m.
The Guru Granth Sahib ji is departed through a palki to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib at 10 PM for the rest.
Dress code- Traditional Indian wear.
One needs to cover the head with a scarf and taking off the shoes before going there.
Carrying camera, mobile phones and electronics and any inflammable items not allowed.
ABOUT Amritsar TEMPLE
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also know as the Golden Temple in Amritsar is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Also known as the Shri Darbar Sahib, it is in the center of the old part of Amritsar.It not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance..
**The temple building has four entrances** instead of the usual single entry. This is symbolic of the openness of Sikhism and indicates that followers of all faiths are allowed inside. The walls within are decorated with carved wooden panels and elaborate inlay work in silver and gold. The Adi Granth, compiled by Guru Arjan Dev, rests on a throne beneath a jewel-encrusted canopy.
**The Jubi tree**, at the north western corner of the complex was planted some 450 year ago by the temple’s first head priest. The old, tree is believed to have special powers and childless women tie strips of cloth on it to be blessed with sons. Marriage deals are also fixed under the tree, though this practice is disapproved by the temple authorities.
**The Darshani Deori** (an arch) stands at the shore end of the causeway. The door frame of the arch is about 10ft in height and 8ft 6inches in breath. The door panes are decorated with artistic style. It opens on to the causeway or bridge that leads to the main building of Sri Harmandir Sahib. It is 202 feet in length and 21 feet in width.
More shrines and monuments are dotted around the edge of the compound. Inside the main entrance clock tower, the Sikh Museum shows the persecution suffered by the Sikhs at the hands of Mughals.